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Old 04-21-10, 08:13 AM
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Vector availability

"Vector Availability
And what about Vector availability? We get numerous inquiries about the timing of Vector's release. You are being both supportive and patient. Thank you. The truth is, predicting Vector's release is proving to be as difficult as the vector math! We've been encouraged by the progress over the past few months, so we're disappointed to deliver the news that our previous estimate of "late Q2" is not feasible. The good news is that we haven't uncovered any new or major technical hurdles thus far, but our diligence is taking more time than we had anticipated. Because we still have considerable development and testing ahead of us, we're simply going to say that we're targeting a release in 2010. We're communicating this now because, as we've said in the past, we don't want cyclists to wait to ride/train/race without power if they are ready to pounce on a system. We just want you to know where we are, and that we're committed to delivering a reliable, easy to own system.


Vector Pedal Platform Support
On a separate yet significant note, you may notice that we are now only showing Vector integrated into spindles (and no pedal bodies) on our web site. Vector will still include a set of pedals, but we are currently re-evaluating the pedal platform Vector will use to make its market entry. We're in the process of evaluating several options, and will continue to do so in parallel with our development and test phases. We understand that there will be a lot of questions on this critical decision, so we will be more specific as soon as we have something definitive to share. "


No surprise on the first account.

On the second, does this mean it won't be with speedplays? Or is the issue X bodies versus Zero bodies?
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sorry Merlin - can you give us a little more background on the vector pedal?
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i did google vector pedal, and got a bunch of hits on drum pedals.
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
i did google vector pedal, and got a bunch of hits on drum pedals.
Pedal with integrated power meter.
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I have been waiting for these guys as it really is a potentially awesome solution. Grrr.... more delays.

I sure hope they stick with zero's.
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
i did google vector pedal, and got a bunch of hits on drum pedals.
try metrigear.

It's a new product, pedal with strain gauges to measure power. So far it's vaporware, much to my chagrin.
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
sorry Merlin - can you give us a little more background on the vector pedal?
http://www.metrigear.com/
http://www.metrigear.com/blog/

Pedal based powermeter...was originally slated to be speedplay based and 1Q release. Their blog makes it look pretty promising but the slips definitely don't look good...
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Check this out. http://www.metrigear.com/products/
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On the second, does this mean it won't be with speedplays? Or is the issue X bodies versus Zero bodies?
I think it means they're thinking of going to something other than speedplays... maybe to get a bigger diameter shaft to work with?
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Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
try metrigear.

It's a new product, pedal with strain gauges to measure power. So far it's vaporware, much to my chagrin.
ahh, gotcha.

and here i was hoping speedplay would release these trick pedals that are commonly used by the pros in pave type races.
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Originally Posted by c0lnago View Post
http://www.metrigear.com/
http://www.metrigear.com/blog/

Pedal based powermeter...was originally slated to be speedplay based and 1Q release. Their blog makes it look pretty promising but the slips definitely don't look good...
One of my coworkers used the system at Interbike. This power meter is way more than just promising.
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I really hope they stick with Speedplay....
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^ They switch from Speedplays and I'm out $1000 worth of shoes. Not to mention I like speedplays.
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Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
I think it means they're thinking of going to something other than speedplays... maybe to get a bigger diameter shaft to work with?
It kind of depends what their problem is. If it's packaging, then they need more room. If it's resolution, then a smaller shaft would help them out.

I want to get some form of power measurement, but honestly, I'm holding out for the Vector. It's just too damn good. I don't expect to see it until this time next year, though.
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